About Us

DrJ believes that supporting product innovation for the construction marketplace has great value to consumers and the construction industry overall. We offer a new, streamlined approach for establishing the code compliance of alternative materials, methods, and designs.

Our Mission

DrJ uses testing, building design, and installation experience to help innovation flourish.

Our Commitment

Professional and independent product, material, design and/or method of construction evaluation, whose culture is caring about each customer’s unique needs.  

DrJ facilitates innovation by listening to its customers and implementing general code “section 104.11” alternative construction methods, via ANAB 17065 certification, in a unique manner as follows:

  1. DrJ takes full responsibility for the work that each customer asks us to perform as a professional engineering company. DrJ does not ask customers to hold DrJ harmless or indemnify DrJ from taking responsibility for our work.
  2. With responsibility comes accountability, so DrJ signs and seals our engineering work.
  3. From a customer risk management perspective, DrJ is covered by professional liability insurance in the unlikely event that coverage is necessary. 
  4. DrJ believes it is essential to separate the ANAB 17065 technical evaluation report writing function from the independent third party inspection function, given the potential conflict of interest. This is best done by using an independent ISO 17020 third party inspection agency, not DrJ or a division of DrJ. 

Our History

Founded in 2011, DrJ Engineering LLC was started to support the construction industry by evaluating new and innovative building materials, products, and processes for use in the structural and building envelope sector. In 2015, DrJ was accredited by ANAB as a product certification body under ISO/IEC 17065 to provide certification within our area of expertise (Scope of Accreditation). We excel at providing code compliance for alternative materials by providing research reports, called Technical Evaluation Reports (TER) from DrJ. Since the beginning, our team of profession engineers (PE) has provided the option for signed and sealed TERs, giving clients, design professionals, and building officials a higher level of confidence in the certified product. 

Our Staff

Lindsay Braxler
Administrative Support & Billing Specialist
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Jessie Clark, E.I.T., LEED Green Associate
Code Compliance Engineer
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Ryan Dexter, P.E.
VP of Engineering
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Ellen Henderson, P.E.
Engineering Manager
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Evie Reinke
Customer Support Manager
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Joel Reynolds

Joel Reynolds, E.I., LEED Green Associate
Code Compliance Engineer
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Jim Vogt, P.E.
VP of Engineering
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Larry Wainright
VP of  Product Certification
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